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    The initial lies are very human and very natural.  Virtually anyone -- including President Clinton -- would deny any escapade that could be interpreted by some as tasteless.  

    The more troubling lies, to me, are those told by Christine Quinn, who said she would not budge on term limits, then turned right around and promoted Mr. Bloomberg's illegal third term.  

    And Ms. Quinn, four years later, still contends that she did nothing wrong with her enabling, even though she helped overturn the public's two separate votes demanding term limits.  She just doesn't see that violating the will of the voters is all that bad, even after four years' reflection.  

    Mr. Weiner did reflect and did acknowledge that his acts may have been unacceptable.  He apologized.  

    I have had more than enough of Mr. Bloomberg's imperial attitude, going way beyond the scope of his office to impose his views.  Whether or not his positions -- such as forcing new mothers to request formula, kept under lock and key, instead of being allowed to have it, without a lecture -- are good or bad, a woman should be allowed to choose for herself if she wants to breast-feed.  

    I don't want another mayor like Mr. Bloomberg or Rudy, whose intrusive choices and biases shape public policies, and Ms. Quinn has shown on a number of occasions that she puts her interests over the public's.  

    Mr. Weiner has, in his years of office, proved himself to be a reliable advocate for the people, and I believe he should have the chance to be mayor.  He would be likely to fight for the majority of New Yorkers, rather than just for the monied or the powerful.  

    •  I'm no longer familiar with City politics, so I (0+ / 0-)

      wouldn't know any of those folks if they walked up and punched me in the face :).  I last lived there in '02 and haven't been back to visit since '10 :(.  I'm vaguely familiar with Quinn's name but that's about it, so don't take my comment as some sort of commentary about any of the other candidate(s).

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 03:38:39 PM PDT

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